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Thread: Taking out a video card!

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    Monkeee's Avatar Post Whore
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    well i'm upgrading my video card... and well i suck at hardware so just wondering, is taking out the video card diffacult!? is it just like taking out ram?

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    it's as easy as ram.

    it's simply unplugging the power wire (same one as a hard drive's power wire) if you have a card that needs one (just the newer ones), then taking out 1 single screw, and pulling teh card out (carefully).

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    Monkeee's Avatar Post Whore
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    i c.. do all of the cards have power cords thingy? do the Radeon 9800 PRO have one? do u just take it out? o GAWD WHAT IF IT SNAPS WHEN I TAKE IT OUT!!! DEAR GOD!!

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    clear
    Last edited by SciManAl; 03-15-2006 at 03:38 AM.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeee
    i c.. do all of the cards have power cords thingy? do the Radeon 9800 PRO have one? do u just take it out? o GAWD WHAT IF IT SNAPS WHEN I TAKE IT OUT!!! DEAR GOD!!
    it won't snap unless you like hammer it or something.

    seriously the only way you could go wrong is by pulling on the fan\heatsink or a capacitor or something.
    just pull it on edges where there's no little circuit bits and you'll be fine.

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    you could always ask one of ur 'expert' comp friends to put it in for you or take it out..
    Last edited by SaYiaN; 12-31-2004 at 08:00 AM.

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    Monkeee's Avatar Post Whore
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    why? like they said it would just take 30-60 seconds.... it would be kind of pointless

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    Well there is that whole exploding GPU problem some cards have, but I'm sure you'll be ok.

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    ya do what the ppl above said, but remember one important thing dude, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TOUCH THE GOLDEN PART (PINS) AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD, THE GOLDEN PART THAT GOES INTO THE AGP/PCI SLOT.

    u have been warned.

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    some AGP slots have a little thingy that snaps into the card so it stays in place...so if your pulling and it doesnt come out..you might have that thingy, so youd have to press it in, then the card can come out safely.

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